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Oru The Beach LT - Folding Kayak

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NEW 2017 MODEL THE BEACH LT

The Beach from Oru Kayak folds into an easy to transport bag. It will fit in your closet and, at only 26 lbs, you can take it on the subway.

It's the easiest collapsible boat in the world to put together, taking just three minutes. Its 28" width makes it stable and comfortable. The open cockpit makes entry a breeze, for paddlers of all shapes and sizes. It's perfect for fun, spontaneous day trips, and sharing with friends and family. While it may be Oru's friendliest boat, it's still built to the usual high standards of strength and durability. And of course it's as easy on the eyes as it is on the water. 

In 2017 the cockpit size has been increased, to make entry a breeze for paddlers of all shapes and sizes. It's perfect for fun, spontaneous day trips, and sharing with friends and family. While it may be the friendliest Oru boat, it's still built to our usual high standards of strength and durability. And of course it's as easy on the eyes as it is on the water.

 

Features

 

  • Comfortable foam seat and fully-adjustable backrest
  • Easy-to-close watertight seams
  • 2 rubber deck straps for extra gear
  • Easy-to-adjust footrest
  • Reinforced cockpit for easy entry
  • Simple and intuitive strap and buckle closure system

Kayaks were invented in the high Arctic thousands of years ago they're one of the oldest boat designs still in use. Origami was created by Buddhist Monks in Japan 1500 years ago and now has applications in cutting-edge engineering, from heart valves to telescopes. Oru is the Japanese word meaning to fold, and we're as inspired by traditional arts as we are by new technologies.

The Beach is great for day trips, picnics, and casual fun with family and friends.

Specifications

LENGTH: 12' [3.7 M]

WIDTH: 28" [71 CM]

WEIGHT: 26 lbs [12 KG]

WEIGHT CAPACITY: 300LBS

BOX LENGTH: 32" [81 CM]

BOX WIDTH: 13" [33 CM]

BOX HEIGHT: 28" [71 CM] 

Materials

The Oru Kayak skin, a double-layered polypropylene formulated to our specifications, is manufacturer-rated for 20,000 fold cycles. It doesn't take a calculator to know that's a lot of days out on the water. The material is tough, resilient, and abrasion-resistant. The two layers offer extra protection and make Oru Kayaks naturally buoyant.

All plastics used in fittings and connections are durable, marine-grade, and UV rated for long life. All metal fasteners are marine-rated stainless steel.

Structure

Oru Kayaks are extremely rigid and sturdy. The patented fold pattern allows the skin to act as a monolithic structural unit, without the need for an internal frame. The skin is folded from a single, seamless sheet. The only seam is on top of the boat, above the waterline and it closes tight with a waterproof seal.

A rigid floorboard reinforces the cockpit (and doubles as the lid of the box). A pair of bulkheads provide extra rigidity. Simple straps and buckles hold everything together.

 

 

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